SATX360 Newsletter | Manufacturing Month
Manufacturing Month in the San Antonio region is a celebration of how far we’ve come and a look ahead to where we’re going, supporting great-paying, high skilled jobs for San Antonians. Manufacturing is one of our region’s foundational industries that continues to evolve and attract high-growth, innovative companies. It’s a cornerstone of our workforce that we are committed to continuing to support.
Manufacturing in SATX is diverse. Our employers make everything from solar panels, pharmaceuticals, and trucks to the grab-and-go food you can rely on at Starbucks. And while San Antonio manufacturers employ more than 50,000 people in the region, we continue to need more people to support the sustained and continued growth of the industry.
We are committed to developing our regional manufacturing workforce to support existing manufacturers and those we will attract in the future. More than 20 specialized training providers offer support for manufacturing careers in San Antonio. In alignment with training providers and programs like Ready to Work and Texas FAME, greater:SATX launched a manufacturing career awareness campaign to continue educating San Antonians on the opportunities that exist in manufacturing while also dispelling myths about the industry.
And in continuing to grow the industry, I recently traveled to Japan with local leaders, led by our San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, to build on our long-relationship. The Greater SATX community has invested in developing our relationship with Japan over 3 decades and today, more than 40 Japanese companies call San Antonio home. This represents a strong base for continued growth and exchange between our two economies.
For Japanese companies, the San Antonio region provides a growing population, strong workforce, reliable and affordable power/water and overall competitive cost of doing business.
Most recently, we announced that Japanese manufacturer Maruichi Stainless Steel Tube is building a $75 million factory in Seguin that will employ 106 workers within two years in the region. As part of our most recent mission to Japan, we were able to announce our newest Japanese corporate citizen. Okayasu will expand to the San Antonio, adding 100 new jobs.
While October is manufacturing month, our greater San Antonio region is invested year-round in growing our manufacturing sector.
Alamo Fellows: Welcoming our first cohort
Over 40% of students entering college in the U.S. are first generation. In San Antonio, colleges and universities serve more first-generation students than any other metropolitan U.S. area.
SA WORX has rolled out a new Alamo Fellows program designed to help improve talent retention across the San Antonio area. Alamo Fellows aims to increase community, career and social connections for first-generation college students with the goal of urging talented college graduates to build their careers in San Antonio.
Regional Highlight: Cibolo
Cibolo is a community that is proud of its historic roots, responsive to residents, and innovating for its future.
It has also seen incredible growth in its diversity of industry and commerce over the past 5 years and Cibolo residents have more options than ever to pursue meaningful careers close to home that improve their quality of life and contribute to the overall health of the community.
Investor Spotlight – Corridor Title
Corridor Title is committed to supporting the growth of the San Antonio-Austin Corridor. The company’s President, Patrick Rose, states “It is a given that the South-Central Texas Region will continue to grow… But it is up to us to do our part in order to ensure that we grow in a manner that increases opportunity, embraces excellence, and harnesses our unique authenticity.”
In the News
San Antonians are building excellent careers in Manufacturing. SA WORX, in partnership with Texas Mutual, is promoting advanced manufacturing careers in San Antonio.
Learn more at saworx.org.
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